Raised in the Italian hills but now residing in London, Francesca Brierley aka heka seeks to explore the connection between sound, space and memory by assembling recordings from different time zones and different eras to produce a compelling composite.
This distinct experimental folk is expertly displayed on lead single ‘(a) wall’. As soon as the headphones cover your ears, you become immersed in a noir backdrop of retro sci-fi gloom whilst Jemima Coulter’s trumpet splices in and out like an arm urging to pull you back into the real world.
Of the track, she says: “I guess the song is an ode to anger. Not in an absolute sense but as the cathartic alternative to the numb powerlessness that can take over and swallow every other emotion when we find ourselves in a painful or shocking situation.